It is mandatory for all players, NPCs, Coaches or other Team Officials in WBF Championships to download, complete page 1, initial pages 2 & 3 and sign page 4 (with their own, handwritten signature) the WBF Participant’s Commitment Declaration (PDF format). You can also download the document in Word format if you prefer Just click here
All four pages should then be scanned as a PDF or if that is really not possible, photographed and sent to email@example.com for registration ensuring that all four pages are legible and that the files are not too big. Please be sure to put the person’s name in the subject line of the email.
It should be noted that this requirement applies to the qualifying Zonal Championships held for the purpose of qualifying the teams to represent each Zone in the World Bridge Teams Championship. It is in addition to any commitment form required by the individual Zone.
Once this new commitment form is signed it will remain valid for future WBF events. If you registered a form for the 2017 or 2018 Championships this is still valid and you do not need to send another.
Please note the changes made by WADA
to the Athlete’s Consent form which is incorporated as section 20 of the WBF Commitment form and that update is deemed to be part of any forms previously submitted in 2017 and 2018. Please check by downloading the latest commitment form from the link above and note the changes to Section 20. If you do not agree to be committed by it, then you can request the WBF to rescind your commitment form for future events, but the one you signed will remain in force for the event(s) in which you played. You will not then be permitted to play in any future events without signing the new form.
However, please note that any forms signed BEFORE 2017 are no longer valid, so if you signed a form for events in 2015 or 2016 you need to follow the above procedure in order to sign the new one and send it in.
Also please note that forms signed for EBL events are NOT valid for WBF events. A specific WBF form needs to be signed.
Information about and registration to the WBF Championships can be found on the WBF Championship Site
Please note that the Commitment forms are retained indefinitely by the WBF; they are kept on a password protected computer and backed up to another password protected computer as well as an encrypted drive all of which are held behind a firewall. At no time are they sent to any person other than WBF Personnel needing them during the course of their specific activities. They are never displayed or disseminated to any website or any public forum.